Bridgette Rees

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Power corrupts

In the past few years, our electricity prices have doubled. While the media has feasted on the likes of pink batts, Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson, …

Remember, there is no privacy in Team Australia

<b>We might feel happier about the privacy shakedown if the Government could make even a bit of sense. Instead we get obfuscation and urges to toe the</b> …

METACONFUSION

Sign up to get Politicoz delivered<br>to your <i>email address</i> every weekday at lunch time.<p>ICAC claims two more Liberal scalps over developer …

USA passes the unemployment baton to Australia

<b>Interest rates bordering on zero per cent and tens of billions of new greenbacks a month have allowed the United States to export its unemployment</b> …

Scott Morrison: So Who the Bloody Hell Are You?

In a country that has always exhibited a fickle streak towards foreigners heading for its shores, Scott Morrison is especially well credentialled to …

Australia’s shipwrecked refugee policy

Since 1976 fewer than 50,000 asylum seekers have reached Australia on boats. More than half have arrived since the election of the Rudd government; …

Sanctions prove mightier than the gun

<b>If money talks, then trade sanctions are ample proof that money is mightier than the machine gun, writes Ian Verrender.</b><p>British prime minister David …

Abbott's survival relies on knowing when to fold 'em

<b>The key to political survival is knowing when to hold 'em or fold 'em, or creating a distraction when needed. The Government tried all three last</b> …

Nocookies

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Must we choose between climate-change action and freedom of speech?

In April this year, Fiona Stanley told ABC’s Radio National that she was “anxious and angry” because the politicised climate-change agenda had led to …

BAD EDUCATION

Christopher Pyne shares Joe Hockey's senate problem - its cross-benchers won't allow his reforms to pass into law - but the education minister …

Going against the grain on data retention

<b>George Brandis claimed last month that data retention was "the way Western nations are going", but the opposite is true. Australia would be going</b> …